A constitutional amendment of that extent would require a two-thirds majority in the parliament, something that would only be achievable by an alliance between the ANC and the viciously anti-white “Economic Freedom Fighters” (EFF) party, led by former ANC youth leader Julius Malema.
“We need to accept the reality that those who are in Parliament, where laws are made, particularly the black parties, should unite because we need a two-thirds majority to effect changes in the Constitution,” said Zuma.
Zuma made the call to “black unity” during the annual address to the “National House of Traditional Leaders”—a collection of tribal chiefs and “traditional” local leaders.
It is not the first time that Zuma has made this call. In 2014 and 2016 he announced changes to the land restitution system which re-opened the process (which originally had an expiration date by when claims had to be submitted), and called on the “traditional leaders” to make claims “on behalf of their communities.”
The latest call is Zuma’s most radical yet, and echoes an identical call made just three days earlier by EFF leader Malema.
“This is a motion that seeks to unite black people in South Africa and ordinarily—if leadership was provided—we shouldn’t be having this debate because the land should have been returned into the hands of the rightful owners,” said Malema in opening that debate.
“This is a matter that can unite black people. This is a matter that all of us should stand together and isolate white monopoly capital,” Malema said later.
“We have made it available to the ANC to implement exactly what the president said he wants to do and the ANC rejected it.”
The EFF has enough representation in parliament to allow the ANC to amend Section 25 of the Constitution—the property clause dealing with “land restitution and redistribution.”
In the earlier debate, Malema said, “We all know that the Dutch gangsters arrived here and took our land by force. The struggle has since been about the return of the land into the hands of rightful owners.”
Of course, the whole concept of “land restitution” in South Africa is nonsense on a number of levels.
Firstly, large parts of what is now South Africa were empty at the time of the European colonization of the interior—particularly in what became the Orange Free State and the Transvaal.
Secondly, those areas which were first occupied by blacks at the time of the initial European settlement of South Africa were never seized, and in fact were guaranteed for black possession and ownership in terms of the 1913 Land Act.
Nowadays, however, black supremacists and their apologists claim that all the rest of the country was “taken from blacks” even though the historical record is very clear that this never happened.
What did however happen was that the white settlers all started using nonwhite labor, and thereby artificially boosted the black population until the point was reached where the blacks soon outnumbered whites on the land and the cities.
This use of black labor—and its artificially induced black population growth—is the primary cause of the overrunning and destruction of white South Africa—and also the high murder rate among white farmers, who continue to use nonwhite labor to this very day.